UK Schools’ Debating Calendar 

We’ve put together a calendar listing as many of the debating competitions for schools as we can find; we also list other oracy opportunities which might be of interest.

We also have a mailing list which goes out once month, and will send all the dates of upcoming competitions straight to your inbox. Sign up to the UK Schools’ Debating Mailing list.

Have we missed out your event? Email us. 

To make the calendar easier to navigate, click on the type of event in the key you wish to see and only those events will appear.

N.B. Remember to look at future months, as we also have events listed for later this year/early 2019.

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Manchester Schools Debating Competition

February 3

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£40 per team

Registration and payment deadline – 28th January 2019


For logistical reasons concerning time constraints, we have to accept teams on a first come, first served basis. This means that if you register your teams using the form as soon as possible, then we can guarantee your place at the competition. Once 80 teams have registered, any schools which complete the form after this time will be placed on a reserves list.

Note that this registration form can also be used to submit team details (e.g. team names, speaker names, novice status, accessibility and dietary requirements). If you don’t know these details currently, then either submit a new form at a later date or email This needs to be done before the registration deadline.



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